Have you ever thought to yourself, while watching a movie, how awesome it would be to actually own some of the clothes, gadgets, and accessories you see your favorite actors wearing and using on the big screen?
Maybe you were a big fan of the beanie Will Smith wore in Hancock, or the sunglasses Angelina Jolie’s character “Fox” wore in Wanted, or you covet the slide-out Nokia cell phone Keanu Reeves’s character “Neo” used in The Matrix.
You certainly have the option to do a lot of online research, pour through brands and styles from countless designers, and hunt for these elusive objects of desire – but there is a better way. Enter Boxwish, a social shopping experience website for film fanatics where you can buy clothes from favorite movies. Boxfish centered entirely on these types of movie memorabilia that you’ve just got to have.
Let’s take a look and see how finding these scarce cinematic gifts might be made into a simple and enjoyable experience.
Boxwish makes finding paraphernalia from your favorite films a snap. The site offers several ways to seek out what you’re looking for; including searching by the movie you saw something in, searching by the actor wearing or using what you saw, or even searching by characters from the films. It’s an ingenious way to showcase the many product placements you may subconsciously see while you’re enjoying the latest blockbusters.
In addition to some of the real-life items presented, Boxwish also offers plenty of related novelties from all of the films as well that film fanatics will love.
To give you an idea of the breadth of items Boxwish has to offer, let’s take a look at Twilight as an example. Boxwish lets Twilight fans search for items as obscure as Carlisle’s ring, Alice’s choker, Edward’s wrist cuff, or even the dreamcatcher that Jacob gives to Bella for her birthday. These are in addition to the scores of t-shirts, trading cards, bookmarks, key rings, pens, socks, dolls, games, and countless other stocking stuffer candidates for any family member enthralled with Twlight.
They’re also currently featuring a significantly thorough “Christmas Shopping Guide” with ways to shop, broken down by gifts for the family, by price, by most popular films, by activities, for Christmas parties, and by gender – all directly related to the movies.
Another aspect of Boxwish that sets it apart as an online shopping destination is its many social features. Creating an account is simple using its Facebook Connect feature to log in directly through Facebook. You can rate products, make comments on any item on the site, and you can also share items you really like out to social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or to social bookmarking sites like Digg, Delicious, Reddit, and StumbleUpon.
While it’s not particularly difficult to find themed gifts for popular films, seeking out those hard-to-find items that eagle-eyed moviegoers spot can take up way too much of your holiday shopping time. With Boxwish, you can quickly find some of the coolest gear and fashion from recent popular films, sign up to keep track and share stuff from the cinema you’ve discovered with your friends, read their magazine-like blog, give feedback on their UserVoice-powered community support, follow them on Twitter, and become a fan of the site on Facebook.
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Does Boxwish sound like a helpful way to find the perfect gift for your film fanatic friends and family members? Write a comment below and let us know!